Friday, April 30, 2010

Then there was nine...

However, word on the street is they'll be rolling through Vegas to pick up a tenth. Simon Pidgeon will be joining the crew on their journey. Good luck Pidge.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

America demands compliance

If you do not comply, you can't get in. The Loco is somewhere near Portland right now... and she's running without her captain, due to a lack of document compliance. Apparently Hoodie didn't have papers.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Things are getting Loco...

I've had many sleepless nights in the past few weeks, because Hoodie and crew have been working around the clock to get the finishing touches on the Loco Express. They leave today for the land of opportunity... so look out America... they're coming for you.
Meow I can't wait to get a good nights rest.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Salt Spring Slasher...Red VS Blue

Landyachtz Team Riders Andrew Chapman(red) and Jesse Tynan(blue) taunt each other while taking the last corner at speed on the Salt Spring Slasher course over the weekend. Photos courtesy of John Cameron, check out his shots at and For more photos from the Slasher click >>>> Here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sharpen your knives

Because Dylan is bringing a Switchblade... the course is longer and faster... and how else are you supposed to defend yourself against the Salt Spring Slasher. Race this Saturday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Business as usual...

... it only seemed appropriate that Travis had a nice moustache to skate Southvan with. He is from Summerland, and does his best to skate 9 two 5... looks like he's doing a good job of it.

Friday, April 16, 2010

now that erry one left.

check this out... there's no em in clowns.

Addy Boardwalk Outlaw Video

Turn up those speakers and don't forget your cup...not the one you drink out of, the other one...yes you know what i mean...that one.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

More footage surfaces

This Mary girl is very popular with these skateboarders. Thanks to Timeship Racing for putting this video together for my enjoyment.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Who doesn't like to read?

Well I do... so this interview with Mike McGoldrick and Ryan Theobold from the Hopkin Racing Blog caught my eye. I've put half of it here for those of you who don't click links. As for the rest of you... click away.

Ryan Theobald Interview

Hop: The Drop Speed disappeared at the end of 2009 fairly quick.
There was a lot of talk it was getting redesigned. Has anything changed on the shape? Different concave?
Improvements on the shape? Or just cosmetic with a new graphic?

Landyachtz: Our original intention was to replace the Drop Speed
with the 9-two-5. Once we finalized the 9-two-5 shape we decided that they are pretty different boards and
having both in the line was a good idea. No changes to it, just the new graphic.

Hop: There has always been a bit of talk around about the flex on the Drop Carve. I have heard
skaters say they have seen super flexy versions with LY crew and riders. Has the flex been modified in 2010?

Landyachtz: We started with the ultra super flexy version. We tested a ton of
different stiffness prototypes, and everyone here loved the super soft feel. Bouncing the board off the ground while
carving hard and ripping around was a blast. We had never done a board that soft before, so we went for it.
People weren’t as stoked as we were about bouncing off the ground, and it didn’t work for guys over 200 pounds (90kg) at all.
So we stiffened it up. Most of the guys at the shop with a drop carve still ride the nice gooey ones.

Hop: Dually has disappeared from Landyachtz website, is this deck gone or in re-design
or in graphic update?

Landyachtz: The dually proved to be too big. There just wasn’t the demand to
warrant pressing another batch, so it’s been axed, for now. We’re keeping track of how many people are still interested,
we’ll see what happens.

Hop’s note: There is still Dually stock in Australia, if you want one order now, looks like
there will be no more, it is now a collector’s item!!

Hop: Does Landyachtz have a list of credits for the artists or contributors to your graphics?

Landyachtz: We do, we’ll publish it on our website soon. We’re really stoked on the graphics
this year, some of the major contributors are Jeral Tidwell, Gord Bruce, Ewok, Nathan Wilson and in house here, Tom Edstrand (Meatball)
and Greg Nicholls have done a lot themselves. We will likely be seeing some work from Chili Thom as well, who has done several graphics
for us in the past. All of these guys are great, we couldn’t be more stoked to have them all be a part of the 2010 line.

Hop: There definitely seems to be a ocean/aqua/fish theme on the new graphics. Has this been done on purpose?
Is there a single artist influencing the whole range? If you have the whole range in your quiver can it be called a landyachtz aquarium?

Landyachtz: You know, I just noticed that. We’ve been talking about putting a Chinook Salmon
on the Chinook for years, Nathan Wilson came through huge there.
The Drop Speed killer whales came from Greg Nicholls in the shop here, his design
took influence from traditional Pacific North West art.

Once we get a few major graphic concepts or ideas, Tom and Greg will show them around and tweak them until most of us are stoked. You can never please
everyone. I think the fish and birds are another extension of being from Vancouver. Most of us are closely tied to an outdoor active life style,
that creates a big bond with nature, without really thinking about it.

Hop: Is the Evo getting a graphic change in 2010?

Landyachtz: Yes, it’s a bad ass sugar skull style design by Jeral Tidwell. His work is some of my
favorite, check him out at Human Tree

Hop: Any race team decks in prototype? A Scoot model? Team Green model?

Landyachtz: Besides the foam core, Carbon Fiber 9-two-5 and Switch Blade, nothing.

Hop: Any news on the Switch Blade?

Landyachtz: We were aiming to release the Switchblade for the beginning of the 2010 season,
but we’ve gone through more prototype stages than we anticipated. Rather than rush the product out in its current state we figured
we’d take the time to refine the shape and make the board the best it can be. Its nearly there, and everyone here is very stoked on the
current prototype. The Carbon foam core version should be available in a few weeks. Once that’s nailed, we’ll get the bamboo version rolling.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One Sexy Chinook Skeleton Girl

This Chinook was painted up for an employee over here at Landyachtz. Caeli Weaver-Jones did up the skeleton girl on this deck. It is truly a work of art. This is one deck i never want to see ridden, it's wall worthy. Feel free to email Caeli at and maybe she'll paint a deck for you too.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Maryhill Freeride through the eyes of Motion Boardshop

Ultra sick video done by the crew over at Motion Boardshop in Lake forest park, just north of Seattle in Washington.

This is why...

I wish i had my own skateboard. Meow, how might I fix this problem?

BreastWork from Patrick Schep on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our Scratching Post front man has style...

Team Rider and friend Adam Yates is on the cutting edge of fashion. These pictures surfaced recently of him at an event in OZ. Its a good thing dogs are color blind.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's a shame,

this Machine didn't work nearly as well as they'd hoped. However Nate, Aaron, Terrance and Liam did manage to spill food everywhere, which I've been snacking on for weeks now... meow maybe that's why I keep gaining weight.

Rube Goldberg Machine from walkingclock on Vimeo.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Video, and more Video.

Fernando Yuppie Session in local Hill Morro da Lagoa from Fernando Yuppie on Vimeo.

This is Fernando Yuppie, coming to us from Florianopolis, Brazil. He loves to skate down hills and pet kitty cats. I hope he comes back again this summer to give me another scratch behind the ears. BC misses you Fernando!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Maryhill Freeride

Landyachtz Employee Jordan got some pretty sweet Go Pro footage at the Maryhill freeride. Here is the raw, unedited version. No need for music...just wind and urethane screaming down the pavement. The action starts 2 minutes into the clip, Enjoy!

Rush for Gold

Are you ready to sign up for The Gold Rush Challenge? It's looking like it'll be even crazier then last year. SIGN UP TOMORROW @